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On this week's issue, let's discuss when to launch your startup, can providing service also be a great revenue source for indie hackers, and celebrate the achievements.
Good morning hackers! Welcome to this week’s issue of The Indie Press
Before you scroll and delve into some hot indie news we brewed, I just want to say a few things before we begin this week’s issue…
If you are a hacker who has a full-time job and you are working on your side hustle at the same time, with dreams in your hand and in search of a better life, I just want you to know, ten steps is progress, one step is also progress, and you’ll get there as long as you keep putting in the work. Happy hacking indies!
When is it too late to launch your startup?
There has always been a long debate on the right time to launch a startup. You can take months to build a decent MVP or if you are someone like Pieter Levels, you can just launch with just a Notion page! 🥲
Now if you are thinking, it’s only possible because he already has a large audience, you should definitely check out Marc Köhlbrugge claim on when it’s too late to launch your startup!
Whether you agree with him or not, these really make me wonder where is the line?
IndieHacks is now on Twitter!
One of the best places to showcase Indie Projects, indiehacks.link is now active on Twitter as well.
Definitely is worth checking out if you wanna stay updated on the latest Indie product launches.
Service or Products?
In the last 10 months (since May 2022), Mohd Danish (aka The Micro Startups Guy) had built 4 projects.
Form with Sheet - Lets you collect your HTML form data directly into your Google Spreadsheet, Airtable, or Supabase without any coding. It failed!
QuickAPI - Lets you give your business an API by just plugging in your database. Failed!
TableApps - Lets you store data in tables, collect data via Forms, & embed widgets into your websites.
Some of these apps, especially the last two are pretty rad! Still, they failed but guess where our fellow indie hacker managed to make some good money?
Doing MVP as a service(twice). Which made Danish $20K in a month!
As most indie hackers are obsessed with MRR, we often forget others ways we can make money. Buidling info products, selling courses, launching a newsletter, or as Danish showed, providing a valuable service can also be great ways for indie hackers to make good money.
What’s your take on it?
🔥 Hackers Hacking
Easlo, The Notion Guy just recently crossed $500K in sales by selling just notion templates!😲 Huge congratulations to Easlo!! 🎉
Jaisal Rathee crossed 10,000 subscribers for his Startups.fyi newsletter! Sky is the limit, Jaisal.